2014 Cadillac CTS Sedan to Start at $46,025
The 2014 Cadillac CTS sports sedan is all-new for the upcoming model year, sharing a good chunk of its parts with the small, lightweight Cadillac ATS. We've spent a good amount of time wondering how the larger, lighter luxury car would do around a racetrack or how cosseting it would be on a long highway adventure. One thing that didn't cross our daydreaming minds so much was how much it would cost. The answer is $46,025, including $925 for destination and handling, for starters, representing a more than $6,000 price increase over the 2013 model. Alas, you must remember that with the ATS in its lineup now, Cadillac is positioning the 2014 CTS as a true alternative to the more expensive BMW 5 Series ($48,725 for a base 528i with vinyl seats) and Mercedes-Benz E-Class ($52,825 for a vinyl, erm, excuse me, MB-Tex interior). The current $39,990 2013 model has leather standard; the 2014 Cadillac CTS, like the smaller ATS, will come standard with leatherette. Darn. The 2014 Cadillac CTS will come in standard, Luxury, Performance, and Premium equipment levels when optioned with the standard 272-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or the 321-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6. Leather will come as part of the option packages. Rear-wheel drive will be standard, while all-wheel drive will come as an extra. Additionally, the 2014 Cadillac CTS will have a range-topping Vsport model, packing a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V-6 with 420 horsepower, routed exclusively to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission, starting at $59,995. Cadillac is positioning it as a competitor to the BMW 550i ($63,625) and Mercedes-Benz E550 ($62,325), which is being discontinued next year for a new turbo V-6 of Mercedes-Benz's own. All 2014 Cadillac CTS models will have an eight-inch reconfigurable CUE infotainment system, a 5.7-inch color display in the gauges, and an 11-speaker Bose audio system will come standard. The new car is 244 pounds lighter, larger, quicker, supposedly more economical, and ought to be more luxurious than the one it replaces. Cadillac says the new car adds 20 features that used to be optional or were never in the 2013 model. We should be seeing it on the road by fall, and we'll report back on whether it has accomplished its mission when we drive it around then. Source: Cadillac
Audi has announced full pricing on all models in its 2014 lineup.